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Old 03-09-2016, 09:17 AM   #11
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This is what I've found (one of several) for installing a Fantastic Fan. Is it wrong?

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Old 03-09-2016, 09:33 AM   #12
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What ever it is you end up doing either use vent cover, or make sure you have a rain sensor.
More then once (in previous units) I've left the vent open in a rain storm
Mounted the Max Air covers over the vent fans and you do not have to worry anymore. We have never had any rain come in through the Max Air covers.... well worth the money and ease of mind. They are left open all the time, unless we are forced to use the AC. One less thing to worry about...

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This is what I've found (one of several) for installing a Fantastic Fan. Is it wrong?

http://cdn.loveyourrv.com/wp-content...e-old-vent.jpg
Looks about right.
But if you already have a fantastic vent installed then it is just a matter of installing the motor and the bottom section with the circuit board of different model functions.
If you already have the fan and motor, then just swap the bottom section.

I, personally, wouldn't be afraid to do a full vent swap. Yank it, clean up the dicor and butyl with a plastic putty knife and reinstall.
All though I've never squeezed out a tube of dicor, it sure looks easy.
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Upgrading the bathroom vent took about an hour and a half from start to finish. It was an easy swap. Installing the old vent fan in the front opening took about the same amount of time. The part that took longer on the front vent was running electrical from the ceiling light to the vent opening.. then I needed to put a pull-chain switch on it so DW could reach it. There is a little more gap in the front trim plate and the actual fan, but a piece of white rubber filled it in perfectly.
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Upgrading the bathroom vent took about an hour and a half from start to finish. It was an easy swap. Installing the old vent fan in the front opening took about the same amount of time. The part that took longer on the front vent was running electrical from the ceiling light to the vent opening.. then I needed to put a pull-chain switch on it so DW could reach it. There is a little more gap in the front trim plate and the actual fan, but a piece of white rubber filled it in perfectly.
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Did you replace the OEM bathroom fan with a Fantastic brand fan?

If yes, did you have to unseal and remove the original cowl from the roof and then install the Fantastic Fan cowl and reseal the roof?

If no, what fan did you use and did you have to unseal and reseal anything on the roof?

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I used a Vortex three speed when I had to change mine. It was easy as there was power there already. The issue is finding constant power if your lights are on a wall switch and no power exists.
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I have replaced the OEM fan with a Fantastic fan as well. Excellent mod for lower power consumption, lower noise, and more air flow.

Yes it required removing the old fan as shown in your link above. Easy to do though. I did not replace the butyl tape or scrape it off. It was in good condition so I just put the new fan on top of it and added some Dicor overtop of the flange and screw heads.

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Don:

Did you replace the OEM bathroom fan with a Fantastic brand fan?

If yes, did you have to unseal and remove the original cowl from the roof and then install the Fantastic Fan cowl and reseal the roof?

If no, what fan did you use and did you have to unseal and reseal anything on the roof?

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Yes it was the Fan-Tastic model 5000RBT. I removed everything from the old fan and replaced it with all the new fan parts and sleeve. It was easy, if you do not mind sitting on the roof. As I mentioned it took about an hour and a half total. Yes, I had to unseal the old, cleaned it up a bit and I used the Dicor 502-LSW self leveling sealant and let it ooooooz out the sides as I tightened it down.

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I have replaced the OEM fan with a Fantastic fan as well. Excellent mod for lower power consumption, lower noise, and more air flow.

Yes it required removing the old fan as shown in your link above. Easy to do though. I did not replace the butyl tape or scrape it off. It was in good condition so I just put the new fan on top of it and added some Dicor overtop of the flange and screw heads.

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Thanks for the info.

We had a Fantastic Fan in our class B and I really prefer that to the Vortex II. However, our unit is still under warranty so we're not going to risk messing with the roof for at least another year and wanted to improve the ventilation sooner than that. The Vortex II will be OK for us for a while.
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I put in a Fantastic Fan, a MaxxFan as well as just a plain vent with no fan (see my mods section). For the money the MaxxFan (in my opinion) is the better product. It has an included cover so you don't need a separate one. It has 10 speeds and is much quieter than the Fantastic Fan. It has an automatic on/off temperature setting and the lid (hatch) has two lifters, instead of one, and is a much more stout system. It also has a lower profile when opened or closed. I'm actually thinking of replacing the Fantastic Fan with the MaxxFan.
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